Ridiculous Quotes

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Michael Scott
“OK," Josh said evenly, "I've seen men made of mud, I guess I can accept spying rats. Do they talk?" he wondered aloud.
Don't be ridiculous," Flamel snapped, "They're rats."
Josh really didn't think it was a ridiculous suggestion.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst

H.L. Mencken
“It is often argued that religion is valuable because it makes men good, but even if this were true it would not be a proof that religion is true. That would be an extension of pragmatism beyond endurance. Santa Claus makes children good in precisely the same way, and yet no one would argue seriously that the fact proves his existence. The defense of religion is full of such logical imbecilities. The theologians, taking one with another, are adept logicians, but every now and then they have to resort to sophistries so obvious that their whole case takes on an air of the ridiculous. Even the most logical religion starts out with patently false assumptions. It is often argued in support of this or that one that men are so devoted to it that they are willing to die for it. That, of course, is as silly as the Santa Claus proof. Other men are just as devoted to manifestly false religions, and just as willing to die for them. Every theologian spends a large part of his time and energy trying to prove that religions for which multitudes of honest men have fought and died are false, wicked, and against God.”
H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

Stephen Colbert
“Baby carrots are making me gay.”
Stephen Colbert, I Am America

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“... the more I learned, the more conscious did I become of the fact that I was ridiculous. So that for me my years of hard work at the university seem in the end to have existed for the sole purpose of demonstrating and proving to me, the more deeply engrossed I became in my studies, that I was an utterly absurd person.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Rudyard Kipling
“All the people like us are we, and everyone else is they.”
Rudyard Kipling

Tom Robbins
“Often, moreover, it is...that aspect of our being that society finds eccentric, ridiculous, or disagreeable, that holds our sweet waters, our secret well of happiness, the key to our equanimity in malevolent climes.”
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

Jonathan Stroud
“If anyone else asked that question, O He Who Is Terrible and Great, I would have said they were an ignorant fool; in you it is a sign of the disarming simplicity which is the fount of all virtue.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Amulet of Samarkand

“Glimmer, I hear someone call her - ugh, the names the people in District 1 give their children are so ridiculous ...”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Shannon L. Alder
“You can't fight hatred with hatred and expect anyone to listen to you. You can only try to lessen it with humor, wit, truth and commonsense. If that doesn't work run like hell, while they throw rocks at you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Marcus Porcius Cato
“Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.”
Cato the Elder

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“What is most vile and despicable about money is that it even confers talent. And it will do so until the end of the world.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fernando Pessoa
“All letters of love are
They wouldn’t be love letters if they were not
Fernando Pessoa

Charles Dickens
“I am in a ridiculous humour,' quoth Eugene; 'I am a ridiculous fellow. Everything is ridiculous. Come along!”
Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

L.M. Montgomery
“Don't be ridiculous, please.'
The most insulting words in the world!”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars

Jeff Mach
“Give me the ridiculous, because it's a gateway to the sublime.”
Jeff Mach, There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord's Diary:

Shannon L. Alder
“There is no real bravery in getting paid to save someone's life. However, there is a large amount of bravery in a nurse break dancing at the hospital's Christmas party.”
Shannon Alder

Robert Rankin
“Need to get to Ruislip by sparrow-fart though', said the squadron leader. 'Think you can do that? Can I come along for the ride?”
Robert Rankin, Retromancer

Jean-Dominique Bauby
“Vincent had ten major ideas every week: three brilliant, five good, and two ridiculous.”
Jean-Dominique Bauby, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Abby Wambach
“Note: When they say you're ridiculous, you know you're onto something.”
Abby Wambach, WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game

Colleen Hoover
“Ryle," I say carefully. "Did you seriously just knock on twenty-nine doors so you could tell me that the thought of me is making your life hell and I should have sex with you so that you'll never have to think of me again? Are you ”
Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“For I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. And it is just this faith of mine that they laugh at.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Ehsan Sehgal
“Perhaps, it is strange or ridiculous for you, but I am going to retire from traditional love affairs; anyhow, I will stay sharing my love as the volunteer lover.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“After a sordid, and contemptuous game, expecting the best outcome is the entirely ridiculous and ill hope”
Ehsan Sehgal

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Afterwards I went to school, studied at the university, and, do you know, the more I learned, the more thoroughly I understood that I was ridiculous.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“... as an up-to-date Russian progressive and contemptible Petersburger, it struck me as inexplicable that, knowing so much, they had, for instance, no science like our.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“They loved and begot children, but I never noticed in them the impulse of that cruel sensuality which overcomes almost every man on this earth, all and each, and is the source of almost every sin of mankind on earth.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“But we have
science, and by the means of it we shall find the truth and we
shall arrive at it consciously. Knowledge is higher than
feeling, the consciousness of life is higher than life. Science
will give us wisdom, wisdom will reveal the laws, and the
knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some wristwatches are so big that you would be adamant that they were made for the wall, if you see or saw them only after the removal of their straps.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The ridiculous arises out of a moral contrast, in which two things are brought together before the mind in an innocent way.”
Goethe, Les Affinités électives

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Freedom is not permission to be stupid, for the exercise of ‘stupid’ as a ‘right’ is certain to destroy the very freedom that stupidly used to be stupid. And that’s about as stupid as stupid gets.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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